Sculpture & Integrated Media

Sculpture & Integrated Media supports traditional, experimental, and interdisciplinary approaches to three-dimensional studio art practices.  Students use critical thinking exercises in a variety of applications and practices include woodworking, casting in concrete or plaster, welding and fabrication of metals, glass blowing or lampwork, found object assemblage, as well as new media applications of sound and video.

Sculpture & Integrated Media Material List

  Materials List

Classes not listed here will either have required materials in the class description, discuss needed materials during the first class, or the materials will be supplied.

Registration

Fall 2019 Registration Dates
Friends of SSA: Online | Tues, Aug 6 at 9:00am
Phone | In-Person | Thurs, Aug 8
Open registration | Tues, Aug 13

Sculpture & Integrated Media Course Descriptions

 9510a | Introduction to Welding

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Larry West
Dates: Tues, 9/10/2019 to 10/15/2019 | 6:30 PM- 9:30 PM
Studio: Sculpture Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $235.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $220.00

Learn the basic skills required for welding metal to metal for use in simple repairs or sculptural projects. Students will progress from simple arc welds to more sophisticated MIG welds. The six-session class will allow for more project time. Students may use the scrap metal provided or supply their own metal. Please see SSA website for materials list.

 9510b | Introduction to Welding

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Larry West
Dates: Tues, 10/29/2019 to 12/3/2019 | 6:30 PM- 9:30 PM
Studio: Sculpture Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $235.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $220.00

Learn the basic skills required for welding metal to metal for use in simple repairs or sculptural projects. Students will progress from simple arc welds to more sophisticated MIG welds. The six-session class will allow for more project time. Students may use the scrap metal provided or supply their own metal. Please see SSA website for materials list.

 9551a | Simple Knifemaking

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Tobin Nieto
Dates: Tues, 10/1/2019 to 11/19/2019 | 6:30 PM- 9:30 PM
Studio: Off Campus | 4223 S Presa St San Antonio, TX 78223-1025
Tuition: $275.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $260.00

Using low-tech forging setups, students will construct a single edge blade, through tang knife with a forged guard. Advance forging techniques will be covered and will address keeping overall grinding of the blade to a minimum. Learn how to construct a handle using natural and manmade materials. Tuition includes most materials; please see SSA website for a list of supplies needed.

 9553 | Introduction to Blacksmithing

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Alex Ruiz
Dates: Wed, 10/2/2019 to 10/23/2019 | 6:00 PM- 9:00 PM
Studio: Off Campus | 4223 S Presa St San Antonio, TX 78223-1025
Tuition: $215.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $200.00

This course is designed to take students through the seven basic elements of blacksmithing incorporating those techniques into one finished piece, as well as understanding the ergonomics of forging. From these seven, students can branch out to more complicated forms of metalworking. Relying almost entirely on hand tools-using a forge, anvil, and hammer-students will create something both of form and function such as a bottle opener, door pulls, trivet, or wall hook. Other works can be created as time permits.

 9605 | Constructing a Dovetail Box | Time Change

Level: New | All Levels | Instructor: Robert Balfour
Dates: Fri, Oct 25 | 6:00 – 9:00pm and Sat, Oct 26 & Nov 2 | 9:00am – 4:00pm
Studio: Sculpture Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $160.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $145.00

Dovetail joints are among the strongest and most elegant woodworking joints used in furniture making. The precise cuts create interlocking pins and tails that with glue require no mechanical fasteners. First students will go through a series of exercises to practice proper sawing, sharpening, and chiseling techniques. The instructor will next walk each student through the entire process of cutting a dovetail joint using soft woods. Ultimately students will dovetail the four sides of a keepsake box and create a decorative lid. Includes some materials; see SSA website for a list of suggested materials and please bring a bag lunch.

 9824 | Video Editing & Production

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Jeff DeCuir
Dates: Mon, 9/30/2019 to 11/18/2019 | 6:30 PM- 9:30 PM
Studio: Digital Imaging Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $225.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $210.00

This course will explore video shooting and editing utilizing Adobe® Premiere Pro CC. Students will learn how to make a short film from beginning to end. This project includes lighting, shooting high definition video, editing, adding moving background imagery, using a green screen, and adding music, Foley, and sound effects using Adobe® Premier. No camera required. Students will need to have some basic experience with computers.

 9832 | Discovering Place Through Sound | Date Change

Level: New | All Levels | Instructor: Justin Boyd
Dates: Sat & Sun, 11/9/2019 to 11/10/2019 | Sat, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Sun, 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Studio: Digital Imaging Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $150.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $135.00

In this weekend class we will let our ears be the guide on a birding field trip. Fall is an amazing time of bird migration and Mitchell Lake is a great spot to hear a lot of birds as they pass through to warmer locales. Slow down to listen to natural sounds and explore documenting a place's aural soundscape, as well as discuss ideas about what sounds make up a space or what defines a space's sonic portrait. Saturday we will learn how to record, import, edit, and arrange audio. Then on Sunday, we will meet at Mitchell Lake early in the morning to record sounds, and then return to the school to edit and listen to what was captured that day. Basic computer skills will be needed as we will be using Adobe Audition and Audacity. Students are encourage to provide some type of portable digital recorder if possible, a few will be available for use in class; please bring a bag lunch and see SSA website for a list of specifics.

 
 

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9510a | Introduction to Welding
See description above.
Dates: 9/10/2019 - 10/15/2019 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 9/10/2019 and ending 10/15/2019 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 235.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 220.00 ea.

9510b | Introduction to Welding
See description above.
Dates: 10/29/2019 - 12/3/2019 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 10/29/2019 and ending 12/3/2019 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 235.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 220.00 ea.

9551a | Simple Knifemaking
See description above.
Dates: 10/1/2019 - 11/19/2019 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 10/1/2019 and ending 11/19/2019 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 275.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 260.00 ea.

9553 | Introduction to Blacksmithing
See description above.
Dates: 10/2/2019 - 10/23/2019 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 10/2/2019 and ending 10/23/2019 at 6:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 215.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 200.00 ea.

9605 | Constructing a Dovetail Box (Full)
See description above.
Dates: 10/25/2019 - 11/2/2019 | See class description for times.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 10/25/2019 and ending 11/2/2019 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 145.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 160.00 ea.

9824 | Video Editing & Production
See description above.
Dates: 9/30/2019 - 11/18/2019 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 9/30/2019 and ending 11/18/2019 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 210.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 225.00 ea.

9832 | Discovering Place Through Sound | Date Change
See description above.
Dates: 11/9/2019 - 11/10/2019 | See class description for times
Irregular classes scheduled starting 11/9/2019 and ending 11/10/2019 at 8:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 135.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 150.00 ea.

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